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November 2017

24/11/2017
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From the Archive – First ascent: Mt Gangstang’s North West ridge

Back in 2016, Team Montane climber Malcolm Bass and climbing partner Guy Buckingham made the first ascent of the beautiful NW Ridge of Gangstang in the Himachal Pradesh Himalaya. They reached the summit on the 9 June 2016 and descended to base camp the next day completing a five-day round trip. We’ve delved into our archive and pulled out extra photos of this brilliant expedition. The headwater of the Thirot Nala – image by Anshul Soni. Gangstang is a classically pyramidal peak which is reminiscent of the Matterhorn. It was... Read More

24/11/2017
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DOUBLE WIN FOR THE MONTANE MEN’S ALPINE SPIRIT WATERPROOF JACKET

Outdoor Enthusiast’s Winter 2017 issue contains some exciting news for our Men’s and Women’s Alpine Spirit Jackets. In a softshell jackets round-up, the Montane Alpine Spirit Waterproof Jackets won three out of four possible awards. Testing by Dan Aspel and Jen Roberts centered around breathability, comfort and use in high intensity activities in colder, windier conditions. In the Men’s category, Dan found that the Montane Men’s Alpine Spirit Waterproof Jacket offered “a host of pleasing details and features to enjoy”, from the fabric and lining, to the size of the pockets.... Read More

01/11/2017
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NEW WOMEN’S PHOENIX JACKET SCOOPS OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST ‘BEST BUY’

Our brand new Montane Women’s Phoenix Jacket has only recently arrived in stores and is already making a name for itself. Gear reviewer Lucy Wallace tests it out in Outdoor Enthusiast’s Autumn issue, finding it “very warm and durable” and awarding it ‘Best Buy’. She highlights its innovative use of synthetic PrimaLoft ThermoPlume insulation technology, which comes closer to natural down than ever before. The next evolution towards creating a high performing synthetic fill, PrimaLoft ThermoPlume mimics the fluidity, feel and aesthetics of goose down more closely. It gives the... Read More